Dinner for One ~ Tagliatelle Pasta in a Tomato Sauce with Vegetables Recipe


pasta….if i actually post each time i make or eat pasta, lets just say this blog will be overflowing with pasta posts…..it is this very wariness that has reigned me in…so much so, that i have just two posts with pasta…..to me it is comfort food at its exotic best….it can take on so many avatars, be fiery, demure, mild, kaliedoscopic and yet each time utterly fulfilling…..

with K working himself (and me) crazy…most saturday’s i am left to my own devices….rustling up something for one person isnt half as heartbreaking as eating a solitary meal….most people i know loathe it…but most times we just cant help it…..

this afternoon, to feed myself i looked through my grocery cupboard (since there were no leftovers in the fridge) and found some tagliatelle pasta (the flat ribbon shaped pasta)….K loves this and this is his favourite shaped pasta….it was too little for two people and since i have reduced the intake of carbs, it would do nicely for my lunch…i wouldnt have touched it with a bargepole if it wasnt made of 100% whole wheat either……

i’m not too fond of an overdose of cream and cheese…. i prefer the tangy spicy versions…so i more or less gravitated towards this since i was cooking for myself….. suddenly i was enthu about making lunch for myself…and even told K to hang up cos i was savouring it when he called while i was chomping away…..

this is my entry to the Mingle at Meeta’s.…the theme this month is one dish dinners

Spicy Tagliatelle with Vegetables

ingredients: (2 smaller or 1 really large portion)

2 cups cooked tagliatelle pasta (cooked in salted water with 1/2 t oil)

2 cups assorted chopped vegetables of choice (i used mushroom, baby corn, red, green and yellow capsicum)

1/2 cup onion cubed

1 T onion leeks (green parts only)

1 t oregano

1 T capers (optional, drained and rinsed)

2/3 cup tomato puree (mine was home made, if using store bought, 1/2 c should suffice)

1 T finely chopped garlic

1/2 t chilli powder (optional)

1/2 t sugar

1 T olive oil

salt to taste


in a pan, heat the oil and saute the onions and garlic for a minute, add the vegetables and saute for another minute. add th tomato puree, chilli powder, salt and sugar and cook stirring till the veggies are tender and the sauce is cooked. add the pasta and toss well. add the oregano and capers, mix. transfer to serving bowls and serve hot. serve with garlic bread for a fabulous treat.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Mrs.W says:

    I, too, could eat pasta every day, but I’m also reducing my carb intake. Thus, it is a once-a-week treat for us!

    A beautiful dish…

    i know exactly what you mean….it really is a treat!!

  2. Meeta says:

    Oh yeah Soeren could have pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This looks great thanks for the entry.

  3. Pallavi says:

    Hi Anu,

    The pasta looks yummy. Am going to make some for myself right now.


    babes…all pasta dishes are naturally dedicated to you….i saw it being “homemade” for the first time at your place…. 🙂

  4. Elly says:

    Yum, this looks delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog so that I could find out about yours. It’s great!

    thanks elly for stopping by!! i spent quite some time over at yours yesterday…. loved it!! 🙂

  5. deeba says:

    YUMMY pasta Arundati…my kids & DH are pasta crazy. Lovely entry for a one-dish-dinner! Have got an award waiting for you…come & pick it up!

    deeba….thanks…am so honoured!! i knew there was a good part to driving you nuts!! LOL!!

  6. Raaga says:

    I make more pasta than I make rice, but I don’t blog about it all the time 🙂

    This looks yummy!!

    that’s one more in common!! did we get lost in some mela sometime babes?? 😉 … i should ask amma!!

  7. rachel says:

    pasta is made very frequently at my place too…the entire family enjoys it…lovely recipe..

    hi rachel…..thanks for taking the time….pasta does add that feel good factor to any meal….:)

  8. Meera says:

    Delicious!! Looks so good.

    thanks a ton meera….

  9. Saswati says:

    hey hi arundhati!! am anew blogger and found your blog to be cool.the pasta looks amazing…wud be back for more.

    hey saswati…..food blogging is a wonderful roller coaster….am glad you hopped on for the ride!! it will be so fulfilling….. thanks for the encouragement…i am coming over to yours right after i type this out!!

  10. Asha says:

    Looks beautiful! Leeks sounds good!:))

    thanks asha….when i have them at hand i end up adding leeks to almost everything, scrambled eggs, gravy curries, salads, stir fries…i love leeks…and they looks so pretty too….

  11. Deepa says:

    Looks a complete meal for a person!!! Nice entry

    thank you deepa

  12. Nina says:

    The pasta looks delicious. I understand about the pasta – my little girl would also eat pasta 7 days a week….

    hey nina…thanks for stopping by…your little girl is a lady after my own heart!!

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